Funded by Elite Network of Bavaria the International Doctorate Programme „Business and Human Rights: Governance Challenges in a Complex World“ (IDP B&HR_Governance) establishes an inter- and transdisciplinary research forum for excellent doctoral projects addressing practically relevant problems and theoretically grounded questions in the field of business and human rights. Research in the IDP B&HR_Governance will focus on four distinct areas:
- Global value chains and transnational economic governance
- Migration and changing labour relations
- Digital transformation
- Environmental sustainability
The IDP’s research profile builds on law and management as the core disciplines of B&HR complemented by sociology, political, and information sciences. Close cooperation with partners from businesses, civil society, and political actors will enable the doctoral researchers to develop their projects in a broader context to ensure practical relevance. The IDP’s curriculum, lasting for eight semesters, aims at contributing to the professional development of independent and critical researchers through a variety of courses, research retreats, colloquia, and conferences as well as the possibility of practical projects.
The IDP B&HR_Governance will include up to twenty doctoral researchers selected through a competitive process and sixteen principal investigators from Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the University of Bayreuth and Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg (JMU). The IDP involves law, management, sociology, political sciences and information systems.
The IDP B&HR_Governance will offer a comprehensive and innovative curriculum for the doctoral researchers. Its activities will commence on 1 November 2021.
The Acting Spokesperson of the IDP B&HR_Governance is Professor Markus Krajewski.
The IDP includes the following professors:
- University of Erlangen-Nürnberg: Anuscheh Farahat, Klaus Ulrich Schmolke, Patricia Wiater, Martin Abraham, Markus Beckmann, Evi Hartmann, Dirk Holtbrügge, Sven Laumer, Matthias Fifka, Petra Bendel, Sabine Pfeiffer
- University of Bayreuth: Eva Lohse, Thoko Kaime
- University of Würzburg: Isabel Feichtner, Eva Maria Kieninger
Call for Applications (12 doctoral research positions) – Deadline 15 June 2021
The IDP B&HR invites applications for 12 doctoral research positions (4-year contract) starting 1 November 2021.
Applicants need an excellent university degree at master’s level in a relevant discipline (law, management, sociology, political, or information science) and very good knowledge of English. International, intercultural, and practical experiences will be an asset.
An application comprises the following documents:
- Research proposal (in English, max. 5000 words)
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Letter of motivation (in English, max. 1000 words)
- Writing sample, e.g. published article, thesis or seminar paper.
- Certificates of all university degrees with corresponding transcript of records
Applications must be sent in a single PDF document by 15 June 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The full Call for Applications can found here.